Hallo lieber Gast

Hallo lieber Gast, willkommen in den klaren Weiten im Norden Deutschlands, begleite mich auf meinen Pfaden durch die Natur, Ausflügen und Reisen, auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Anregung. Entdecke mit mir Linien und Freiräumen, die die Perspektiven, die Vielfalt der Farben und Formen dieser Welt und unserer Natur uns bieten und genieße Momente der Nachdenklichkeit, Poesie und philosophischen Worte großer Dichter und Denker, manchmal auch meine eigenen lyrischen Texte dazu.

Schön, dass Du Dir die Zeit genommen hast - wunderbar, Dich hier zur wissen!

" Ich muss mich ganz im Stillen mit meiner Außenwelt reiben,. sonst werde ich untauglich für die Welt."

- Paula Modersohn-Becker

Sylt Days 2


Oh yes, that's a breakfast we love. No wish is left unfilled and it's for lie-abed because you have breakfast until 12:00

The weather was still brilliant. However, there was a strong wind that made it seem very cold.

So we dressed warmly and explored the surrounding area first.

The Morsum Kliff is one of the oldest nature reserves in Schleswig-Holstein.

Surrounded by heathland and the Wadden Sea, the Morsum cliff is located in the east of Sylt. The 1,800 meter long and 21 meter high cliff made of various rock formations is geologically unique in Europe. 

There is a lot to see on a walk around the Morsum cliff - numerous animal species, impressive nature and the beautiful view over the Wadden Sea.

The red appearance of the Morsum cliff is given by the layers of earth: dark mica clay, red limonite sand, white kaolin sand and brown-yellow boulder clay.

Thatch is harvested here for the many thatched roofs on Sylt.

They are one of the most striking eye-catchers on Sylt and shape the landscape - the Uthland Frisian houses or “thatched roof houses”. The thatched dwellings of the Frisians have resisted the advance of far less comfortable-looking hard roofs. Since the Middle Ages, these have primarily prevented the risk of fire in cities and densely populated areas. 

However, there are still numerous Frisian houses on Sylt today whose roofs are covered with soft and inviting thatch.

Check out the special wheels on this tractor, so it can work in very swampy areas.

With the wind blowing us through, we headed back.

to be continued!!!! 

Sylt Days 1


We started our short break at the North Sea with really bad weather conditions. Heavy wind and much rain during our journey north. The good thing was that it wasn't much traffic despite the Easter Holidays. 

Crossing the Elbe tunnel at Hamburg is every time again a special moment to me. Knowing that a great river with a lot of water flows over our heads is still a bit creepy. 

When we arrived at this point - the North- East Sea Channel behind Rendsburg slowly the rain stopped. 

Traveling to Sylt Island means, that you have to take a shuttle train or you must fly with an airplane, or you can take a ferry from Denmark.  Because Sylt is a large island with a lot of wonderful locations and places to discover and enjoy we always like to take our car with us and so we take the shuttle train. 

The train to Sylt runs on a causeway directly through the Wadden Sea and that is a wonderful experience.

The closer we got to Sylt, the better the weather got. We couldn't believe it, but we reached the island in bright sunshine, and of course in a great mood.

Our chosen Hotel Country House Severin's - Morsum Cliff is a small hotel under a lovely thatched roof with much charm and a big heart for their guests. 

The Wadden Sea, the dunes and the salty air right outside our door let us become one with nature. The Hotel is located direct inside the Nature Reserve Morsum Cliff. 

We fall immediately in love with our room. The comfortably furnished boutique country house rooms are the ideal retreat to take a break or plan our next excursions. Great emphasis was placed on quality when it came to the equipment. The furniture, colors, and fabrics create a feel-good atmosphere with a wide view over the attractive Sylt landscape.

to be continued!!!! 

Ins Innre der Natur

"Ins Innre der Natur -"
O du Philister! -
"Dringt kein erschaffner Geist."
Mich und Geschwister
Mögt ihr an solches Wort
Nur nicht erinnern!
Wir denken: Ort für Ort
Sind wir im Innern.
"Glückselig, wem sie nur
Die äußre Schale weist!"
Das hör' ich sechzig Jahre wiederholen
Und fluche drauf, aber verstohlen;
Sage mir tausend tausend Male:
Alles gibt sie reichlich und gern;
Natur hat weder Kern
Noch Schale,
Alles ist sie mit einem Male;
Dich prüfe du nur allermeist,
Ob du Kern oder Schale seist!

J. W. v. Goethe


Hamburg - Golden Hour


Blick auf das Hamburger Rathaus

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by;
but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.

James M. Barrie

Wahrlich umwerfend war dieser abendliche Empfang am Jungfernstieg in Hamburg. Schöner kann ein Abend in dieser herrlichen Stadt gar nicht beginnen. 

Skywatch Friday Image-in-Ing 

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